Ashes To Go Service
Faith United Methodist Church is on a mission–helping people make time for religion.
The church will host a “Ashes To Go” service on Ash Wednesday allowing people of all faiths to drive into the church’s covered driveway and receive an ash marking and a short blessing. All are invited to drive through from 11a.m to 1:30p.m. and 5p.m. to 6:30p.m. on Wednesday, February 14 at the corner of 30th and Severance streets.”
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the holy season of Lent, a 40-day period leading up to Easter. The day is significant for Christians, because unlike some other religions whose followers publically display their faith, Christians aren’t so easily identified. However, on Ash Wednesday, a ash cross on the foreheads identifies people as Christian to neighbors and coworkers. It’s one of the only days Christians make a public show of their religious identity.